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Old 09-20-2017, 08:44 PM
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What is the verdict on laminate stocks? Don't care about looks. Do they need pillars or any bedding? I am into bench rest, trying for small one hole five shot groups.

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Old 09-22-2017, 09:55 AM
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I don't know what the verdict is but laminated stocks are heavier, stiffer and less suspect to temp and humidity changes than non lam stocks. I see hardcore benchrest shooters at the range using them.
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I don't know what the verdict is but laminated stocks are heavier, stiffer and less suspect to temp and humidity changes than non lam stocks. I see hardcore benchrest shooters at the range using them.
Laminated stocks can be, and often are, astonishingly light. Especially those used on benchrest rifles where weight is a premium. Attached is photo of a Light Varmint Class bench rifle. (Max allowed weight is 10-1/2 lbs. with scope) with stock made of laminations of curly western cedar and layers of carbon fiber. Stock was made by Terry Leonard whose stocks have been on record setting rifles. The action is not bedded in usual fashion but actually glued into the stock
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Could be wrong but I think the OP is talking about laminates like so:

https://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Searc...inate%20stocks

Where the lamination is vertical with a bunch of laminates, not horizontal with only a few like maybe two.

Terry, for the most part, uses horizontal lamination's rather then vertical. Ala:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?vi...cks&ajaxhist=0

and

http://www.bing.com/images/search?vi...electedIndex=2

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Old 09-22-2017, 12:48 PM
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Laminated stocks can also be quite beautiful, especially when the stock is sculpted so that the contrasting laminations add depth and contrast, as shown in a couple of stocks in attached photos. Also, contrasting colors add variety, as shown in other attached photos, adding a distinctive character and interest to the stock.
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Thanks for the great info guys. Yes, I am talking about the vertical laminates. Specifically the Richards Microfit stocks. Any advice regarding Richards? The stock I am thinking about is only available in the 96% inlet version.

Best regards, Jim
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:23 AM
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If you're concerned about weight, I would stick with a sporter style stock. I just got started into 10/22 BR builds. I prefer a heavy stock like I use on my center fire bench guns so I go with a Thumbhole style with a 3" forearm. (think fence post)
With a rimfire rig, I would expect next to ZERO recoil. Richard's Micro Fit has the best selection of styles going and the price is right too. Just finished one and another BR style stock should be her any day now. The only bedding I'am doing on the 10/22 is under the barrel block. Keep a bit of daylight under the barrel and have fun.
Action fits the stock inlet and your hand like a glove.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:39 PM
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If you're concerned about weight, I would stick with a sporter style stock. I just got started into 10/22 BR builds. I prefer a heavy stock like I use on my center fire bench guns so I go with a Thumbhole style with a 3" forearm. (think fence post)
With a rimfire rig, I would expect next to ZERO recoil. Richard's Micro Fit has the best selection of styles going and the price is right too. Just finished one and another BR style stock should be her any day now. The only bedding I'am doing on the 10/22 is under the barrel block. Keep a bit of daylight under the barrel and have fun.
Action fits the stock inlet and your hand like a glove.
Thanks for the reply. I want a bench rest stock. Three inch wide forearm, butt straight with barrel. Weight of minor concern.

When you say "finished one" what did you have to do to the stock to make it fit your rifle?

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